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  • March 19, 2011
  • • 15:00
  • • Ewood Park, Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Referee: H. Webb
  • • Attendance: 27209
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Premier League Preview: Blackburn Rovers - Blackpool

Premier League Preview: Blackburn Rovers - Blackpool


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PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Blackburn Rovers: Robinson; Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Olsson; Hoilett, Jones, Nzonzi, Pedersen; Kalinic, Santa Cruz.


Blackpool: Kingson; Eardley, Evatt, Cathcart, Crainey; Puncheon, Adam, Vaughan, Varney; Beattie, Taylor-Fletcher.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Blackburn have not gained any points from losing positions this season and are the only team not to do so in the Premier League.
  • Rovers haven’t won for eight games in all competitions since January 8.
  • If Blackburn fail to score at Ewood Park on Saturday they would equal the record number of games not to have scored at home, three.
  • Rovers have conceded 75 per cent of their goals in the second half this season.
  • Steve Kean’s men have lost four of their last five games.
  • Blackpool haven’t kept a clean sheet for 12 games, in that run they have conceded 29 goals.
  • The Seasiders have managed not to score against two of their previous 16 opponents.
  • Blackpool have conceded more goals in the last 15 minutes of games than any other Premier League team.
  • The Tangerines have won only once in their last nine games.
  • Blackpool have allowed more shots on target against them than any other team.

LAST MEETING

September 25, 2010: Blackpool 1-2 Blackburn

Brett Emerton scored in the third minute of added time to break the Seasiders' hearts after Matty Phillips had scored his first ever Premier League goal with five minutes left.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Paul RobinsonGoalkeeper
27Michel SalgadoDefender
22Christopher SambaDefender
-Ryan NelsenManager/Coach
23Martin OlssonDefender
7Brett EmertonMidfielder
15Steven N'ZonziMidfielder
13Jermaine JonesMidfielder
18Mame Biram DioufStriker
9Roque Santa CruzStriker
23Junior HoilettStriker
13Mark BunnGoalkeeper
4Phil JonesDefender
12M. PedersenMidfielder
9Nikola KalinicStriker
-Rubén RochinaStriker
25BenjaniStriker
30Jason RobertsStriker
22KingsonGoalkeeper
15Alex BaptisteDefender
20Craig CathcartDefender
6Ian EvattDefender
3Stephen CraineyDefender
14Elliot GrandinMidfielder
16Charlie AdamMidfielder
-David VaughanMidfielder
13Jason PuncheonMidfielder
12Gary Taylor-FletcherStriker
15Luke VarneyStriker
13Mark HalsteadGoalkeeper
5Neal EardleyDefender
-Keith SouthernMidfielder
-Matt PhillipsMidfielder
5Andy ReidMidfielder
10Brett OrmerodStriker
44James BeattieStriker
Players to Watch
M. Pedersen
M. Pedersen
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 12
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Norwegian poster boy has had his most productive season for Rovers for a couple of seasons as he has scored four league goals and has the crossing ability to lay on chances for any of his team-mates. With six assists to his name he has been the team’s most consistent performer.
Charlie Adam
Charlie Adam
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 16
Games Goals YC RC
4 0 0 0
With seven goals and as many assists this season it is no wonder there were so many suitors vying for his signature in January. The midfielder is the heartbeat of the team and when he performs the rest of the team invariably does too.
Prediction
Both teams are desperate for points and I think the play will showcase that perfectly. With two dodgy defences on show there should be chances aplenty but whether either team has the fire power to score the goals remains to be seen.

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